Uber, the world’s No.1 app-based taxi service, is all set for a major expansion drive, and will soon have helicopters to transport its customers.
Uber has tied up with Airbus to provide the service on an a ‘pilot’ basis for the Sundance Film Festival happening in Park city, Utah. The tie up between Airbus and Uber comes in the wake of Uber’s aims to venture into transport services in the air and on water.
It has been reported in international media that the chopper rides will cost $200 in the day and $300 in the night, and the ride is estimated to be for a duration of 15 minutes. This is not the first time that Uber is experimenting with chopper services for its customers. A few years ago, Uber had announced its chopper service after tying up with another airlines company, Liberty Helicopters. However, the service wasn’t very popular, with the total cost of the service reaching up to $3,000.
It was also reported that Uber had experimented earlier with other modes of transport, such as autorickshaws in India and boats in Turkey.